Dallas Mavericks vs Brooklyn Nets Prediction, 10/27/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Dallas Mavericks vs Brooklyn Nets
Date: Thursday, October 27, 2022
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
The Dallas Mavericks are traveling to Barclays Center on Thursday where they will compete against the Brooklyn Nets.
The Mavericks played the Grizzlies and went home with a win by a final score of 137-96 in their last game. When talking about fouls, the Mavericks finished with 24 and the Grizzlies recorded 29 fouls. They also made 9 of their 33 tries from long range. Memphis finished the game shooting 79.2% from the free throw line by burying 19 of their 24 shots. Additionally, Memphis pulled down 29 boards (6 offensive, 23 defensive) and had 7 blocks. Memphis doled out 20 assists and had 4 steals for this contest. Concerning defense, Dallas let their opponent shoot 43.0% from the floor on 34 of 79 shooting. They also recorded 23 assists for this game in addition to forcing the other team into 17 turnovers and getting 7 steals. With regard to hauling in boards, they earned a total of 52 with 15 of them being on the offensive end. At the free throw line, the Mavericks made 30 of 36 shots for a rate of 83.3%. Dallas walked away from the game having earned a 50.0% field goal percentage (45 out of 90) and made 17 of their 39 shots from downtown.
Luka Doncic is a player who played a role for this contest. Doncic walked away from this one shooting 52.2% from the floor and distributed 10 dimes. He saw the court for 30 mins played and pulled down 7 rebounds. He accumulated 32 points on 12 of 23 shooting.
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Dallas comes into this one with a win-loss mark of 1-1 on the campaign. They cough up possession 13.5 times per game and as a squad are committing 23.0 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Dallas is collecting 46.0 rebounds per game and has tallied 40 assists on the season, which has them ranked 30th in the league in terms of passing the rock. The Mavericks are shooting 41.9% on three-point attempts (31 of 74) and 72.9% from the free throw line. They are averaging 121.0 points per contest (8th in basketball) while hitting 48.5% from the field.
When they are on the defensive end, the Mavericks are forcing their opponents into 15.0 turnovers every game and they draw 29.0 fouls. They are conceding 30.9% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are ranked 2nd in basketball in opponents PPG (101.5). The Mavericks defensively are allowing a shooting percentage of 45.1% (74 of 164) and they concede 34.5 rebounds per contest as a group. They are ranked 2nd in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 45 surrendered so far this year.
The last time they took the court, the Nets got the win with a final of 109-105 when they faced the Raptors. The Nets were able to snag 31 defensive rebounds and 13 offensive boards for a total of 44 in this contest. They turned it over 13 times, while getting 3 steals in this game. The Raptors earned 21 fouls in the game which took the Nets to the charity stripe for 29 tries. They were able to convert 20 of the free throws for a clip of 69.0%. Pertaining to 3-point shots, Brooklyn converted 13 of 35 tries (37.1%). When all was said and done, the Nets finished shooting 38 out of 80 from the field which gave them a percentage of 47.5%. The Nets allowed the Raptors to bury 41 of their 84 tries from the floor which left them with a rate of 48.8% for the matchup. They finished 39.3% from three-point range by going 11 of 28 and ended up going 12 of 18 at the free throw line (66.7%). In reference to cleaning the glass, Brooklyn allowed Toronto to grab 41 in total (8 on the offensive side).
Nic Claxton ended up being a factor for the Nets for the matchup. Claxton had 19 points in his 34 minutes on the hardwood, but didn't get an assist. He made 8 out of 11 in the matchup for a field goal rate of 72.7%, and accounted for 11 rebounds.
Brooklyn has a record of 1-1 so far this year. When it comes to executing on offense, the Nets are shooting 46.2% from the field, which has them ranked 16th in the league. Brooklyn has scored 217 points for the season (108.5 per contest) and they pull down 41.5 boards per game. They are assisting teammates 24.0 times per contest (20th in basketball) and they are turning it over 14.5 times per contest. The Nets are committing 22.0 fouls every game and they hit 71.7% from the free throw line.
The Nets on the defensive side of the court are 21st in basketball in PPG given up with 117.5. They are able to force 14.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 48.9% from the field (27th in the NBA). The Brooklyn defense gives up 42.6% on 3-point shots (23 of 54) and opponents are knocking down 69.8% of their free throw attempts. They have relinquished 28.0 dimes and 51.0 rebounds per contest, which is 24th and 25th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Dallas
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